Dozens of Palestinians protested today, Sunday, June 11, in front of the headquarters of the Civil Affairs Authority in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, demanding the reunification of their families and granting them ID cards.
The protesters demanded the Palestinian Authority and official Palestinian organizations put pressure on the Israeli occupation to meet them with their families, which is their legal right.
Palestinians called on international and local human rights organizations to interfere and support them to their families in Gaza, Jordan, and other areas, as the Israeli occupation prevents them from even seeing each other.
They stressed, “If the situation continued this way and the occupation insists to reject issuing identity cards for their family members, their living conditions will be more complicated.”
In 2003, the Israeli occupation enacted the “Ban on Family Unification” law, which deprives thousands of Palestinian families inside 1948-occupied Palestinian territories to gather if one of the spouses is from the West, Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, or Iran.